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{{About
 
{{About
 
| about = German fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
 
| about = German fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
| usage = other uses
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| usage = other versions
 
| link = Fw 190 (Family)
 
| link = Fw 190 (Family)
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German fighter {{Battle-rating}}. This fighter has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Flight Performance ===
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=== Flight performance ===
 
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
 
''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
  
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,400 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,500 m)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 617 || 600 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 24.8 || 25.3 || 9.3 || 11.6 || 450
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| 622 || 601 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 24.2 || 25.3 || 10.2 || 10.2 || 450
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,400 m)
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 5,500 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
| 689 || 652 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 21.2 || 22.8 || 23.4 || 14.1 || 450
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| 687 || 652 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 21.4 || 22.8 || 19.5 || 14.1 || 450
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| 860 || 860 || N/A || ~19 || ~19
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 900 || ~12 || ~6
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < 420 || < 510 || < 510 || > 280
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| < 420 || < 240 || < 550 || > 280
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 1,500 m || 1,602 hp || 1,954 hp  
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| 700 m || 1,498 hp || 1,874 hp
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 2
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
|-
 
|-
| 5,900 m || 1,478 hp || 1,804 hp  
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| 5,300 m || 1,301 hp || 1,628 hp
|-
 
<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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* 6 mm Steel - Fore cowl ring
 
* 6 mm Steel - Fore cowl ring
 
* 10 mm Steel - Cowl ring
 
* 10 mm Steel - Cowl ring
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* 8 mm Steel - Under cockpit/fuel tank armour plate
 
* 8 mm Steel - Under cockpit/fuel tank armour plate
 
* 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank armour
 
* 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank armour
* 8 mm Steel - Pilot's chair armour
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* 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat armour
* 6 mm Steel - Pilot's chair armour
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* 6 mm Steel - Pilot's seat armour
 
* 12 mm Steel - Headrest armour
 
* 12 mm Steel - Headrest armour
 
* 57 mm Bulletproof glass
 
* 57 mm Bulletproof glass
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 131 (13 mm)}}
 
{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|MG 131 (13 mm)}}
  
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with the following:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
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* 4 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (140 rpg outer + 250 rpg inner = 780 total)
* 4 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, wing-mounted (250 + 140 rpg each wing = 780 total)
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* 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)
* 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine gun, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|Wfr.Gr.21}}
 
{{main|Wfr.Gr.21}}
  
Payload options for the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' include:
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordnance:
 
 
 
* Without load
 
* Without load
 
* 2 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
 
* 2 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The Fw-190 A-8 possesses far below average speed, acceleration and climb ability for its rank. It does, however, have great high-speed control and a wicked armament that will shred any fighter almost instantly. It is recommended that you climb to the side and let your teammates engage first so you can put your excellent BnZ ability to work. If you spot a bandit co-alt, a head-on attack followed by an evasive manoeuvre and then extending away to repeat the processes is a recommended tactic. If a bandit has superior E and is pressing an attack against you, try to drag them to friendlies, but don't sacrifice too much E to do so. If you are skilled enough, another tactic would be to initiate a scissors manoeuver; either rolling or flat, and then break away when he goes to yo-yo to control his overshoot. The scissors is a highly effective maneuver in the 190 A-8. If you are ballsy enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, you could be greatly rewarded. In summary, climb to the side, BnZ like a champ, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use your rate of roll to free yourself when cornered.
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The Fw 190 A-8 possesses far below average speed, acceleration and climb ability for its rank. It does, however, have great high-speed control and a wicked armament that will shred any fighter almost instantly. It is recommended that you climb to the side and let your teammates engage first so you can put your excellent BnZ ability to work. If you spot a bandit co-alt, a head-on attack followed by an evasive manoeuvre and then extending away to repeat the process is a recommended tactic. If a bandit has superior energy and is pressing an attack against you, try to drag them to friendlies, but don't sacrifice too much energy to do so. If you are skilled enough, another tactic would be to initiate a scissors manoeuvre; either rolling or flat, and then break away when he goes to yo-yo to control his overshoot. The scissors is a highly effective manoeuvre in the 190 A-8. If you are ballsy enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, you could be greatly rewarded. In summary, climb to the side, BnZ like a champ, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use your rate of roll to free yourself when cornered.
  
The premium Fw 190 A-8 sits at a high battle rating, close to the Spitfire LF Mk. IX and La-7B-20, both of which are vastly superior planes overall. It frequently faces Tempests, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 G-10 variants, Griffon Spitfires and F4U-1C's. Unfortunately, the A-8 is by large worse than all of these planes, but it still possesses some unique advantages and if piloted correctly is going to give anyone trouble. However, these advantages are quite predictable and easily nullified by an attentive opponent.
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The Fw 190 A-8 sits at a high battle rating, close to the [[Spitfire LF Mk IX]] and [[La-7B-20]], both of which are vastly superior planes overall. It frequently faces [[Tempest (Family)|Tempests]], [[Fw 190 A-5]], [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109 G variants]], [[Spitfire (Family)|Griffon Spitfires]] and [[F4U-1C]]'s. Unfortunately, the A-8 is by and large worse than all of these planes, but it still possesses some unique advantages and if piloted correctly is going to give anyone trouble. However, these advantages are quite predictable and easily countered by an attentive opponent.
  
===Engine Control===
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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! Type
 
|-
 
|-
| Not Controllable || rowspan="2" | Auto/Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" |Controllable|| rowspan="2" | Combined || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
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| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Auto controlled || Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Combined || Not controllable<br>2 gears || Not controllable
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
! Tier
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! colspan="1" | Tier
!
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! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! Flight performance
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! colspan="1" | Survivability
! Survivability
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! colspan="2" | Weaponry
! Weaponry
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
|Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
|  
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|
 
| Offensive 13 mm
 
| Offensive 13 mm
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Airframe
 
| Airframe
 
| New 13 mm MGs
 
| New 13 mm MGs
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
|Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
|  
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|
 
| Offensive 20 mm
 
| Offensive 20 mm
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| R6 modification
 
|-
 
|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
 
|
 
|
| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
| New 20 mm Cannons
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| New 20 mm cannons
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|
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
 
* Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
 
* Great energy retention
 
* Great energy retention
 
* Gets an interceptor airspawn
 
* Gets an interceptor airspawn
 
* Massive pool of cannon ammunition
 
* Massive pool of cannon ammunition
* Well armored frontal profile
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* Well armoured frontal profile
* Powerful MG 151/20 with access to '''''Minengeschoss''''' dense belts
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* Powerful MG 151/20 with access to '''''Minengeschoß''''' dense belts
 
* MG FF/M's found on previous Fw 190 variants replaced with MG 151/20
 
* MG FF/M's found on previous Fw 190 variants replaced with MG 151/20
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Poor pitch/turn rate without combat flap angle makes dog fighting very risky, but not impossible
 
* Poor pitch/turn rate without combat flap angle makes dog fighting very risky, but not impossible
 
* Elevator response and pitch rate very slow at low-medium speeds
 
* Elevator response and pitch rate very slow at low-medium speeds
* Outboard wing 20 mm cannon loaded with 140rd belts, while inboard/wing root mounted cannon fed from 250rd belts
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* Outboard wing 20 mm cannon loaded with 140 round belts, while inboard/wing root mounted cannon fed from 250 round belts
* Maneuverability at speeds below 350 km/h
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* Manoeuvrability at speeds below 350 km/h
 
* Generally outclassed by other Fw 190  when engaging in turn fights
 
* Generally outclassed by other Fw 190  when engaging in turn fights
 
* Mediocre climb rate for its battle rating and as Fw 190's go
 
* Mediocre climb rate for its battle rating and as Fw 190's go
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
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* [[Fw 190 A-8 (USA)]], the premium American version.
* [[Fw 190 A-8 (USA)]], the Premium American version.
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* [[NC.900]], the gift French version.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:08, 8 July 2019

Fw 190 A-8
fw-190a-8.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
5.0/5.0/5.3BR
1 personCrew
3.6 tEmpty weight
5.0 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 300 mCeiling
sec22.6/22.6/20.6Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
BMW 801 TUEngine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
912 km/hStructural
310 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
780 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 13 mm MG 131 machine gunWeapon 2
800 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х Wfr.Gr.21 rocketsSetup 1
Economy
54 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
180 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 320 / 10 583/8 980 / 11 422/3 080 / 3 917Repair
52 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
180 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
940 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.66 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the German fighter Fw 190 A-8. For other versions, see Fw 190 (Family).

Description

GarageImage Fw 190 A-8.jpg


The Fw 190 A-8 is a rank IV German fighter with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB) and 5.0 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
622 601 10 300 24.2 25.3 10.2 10.2 450
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
687 652 10 300 21.4 22.8 19.5 14.1 450

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
912 310 900 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 420 < 240 < 550 > 280
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
700 m 1,498 hp 1,874 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,300 m 1,301 hp 1,628 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 6 mm Steel - Fore cowl ring
  • 10 mm Steel - Cowl ring
  • 6 mm Steel - Under engine armour
  • 8 mm Steel - Under cockpit/fuel tank armour plate
  • 5 mm Steel - Rear fuel tank armour
  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat armour
  • 6 mm Steel - Pilot's seat armour
  • 12 mm Steel - Headrest armour
  • 57 mm Bulletproof glass

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Fw 190 A-8 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (140 rpg outer + 250 rpg inner = 780 total)
  • 2 x 13 mm MG 131 machine guns, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Wfr.Gr.21

The Fw 190 A-8 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x Wfr.Gr.21 rockets

Usage in battles

The Fw 190 A-8 possesses far below average speed, acceleration and climb ability for its rank. It does, however, have great high-speed control and a wicked armament that will shred any fighter almost instantly. It is recommended that you climb to the side and let your teammates engage first so you can put your excellent BnZ ability to work. If you spot a bandit co-alt, a head-on attack followed by an evasive manoeuvre and then extending away to repeat the process is a recommended tactic. If a bandit has superior energy and is pressing an attack against you, try to drag them to friendlies, but don't sacrifice too much energy to do so. If you are skilled enough, another tactic would be to initiate a scissors manoeuvre; either rolling or flat, and then break away when he goes to yo-yo to control his overshoot. The scissors is a highly effective manoeuvre in the 190 A-8. If you are ballsy enough to press for a gun solution when scissoring an enemy, you could be greatly rewarded. In summary, climb to the side, BnZ like a champ, never get in a sustained turn fight, and use your rate of roll to free yourself when cornered.

The Fw 190 A-8 sits at a high battle rating, close to the Spitfire LF Mk IX and La-7B-20, both of which are vastly superior planes overall. It frequently faces Tempests, Fw 190 A-5, Bf 109 G variants, Griffon Spitfires and F4U-1C's. Unfortunately, the A-8 is by and large worse than all of these planes, but it still possesses some unique advantages and if piloted correctly is going to give anyone trouble. However, these advantages are quite predictable and easily countered by an attentive opponent.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
2 gears
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 13 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 13 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm R6 modification
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Amazing roll rate, as to be expected of the Fw 190 line
  • Great energy retention
  • Gets an interceptor airspawn
  • Massive pool of cannon ammunition
  • Well armoured frontal profile
  • Powerful MG 151/20 with access to Minengeschoß dense belts
  • MG FF/M's found on previous Fw 190 variants replaced with MG 151/20

Cons:

  • Poor pitch/turn rate without combat flap angle makes dog fighting very risky, but not impossible
  • Elevator response and pitch rate very slow at low-medium speeds
  • Outboard wing 20 mm cannon loaded with 140 round belts, while inboard/wing root mounted cannon fed from 250 round belts
  • Manoeuvrability at speeds below 350 km/h
  • Generally outclassed by other Fw 190 when engaging in turn fights
  • Mediocre climb rate for its battle rating and as Fw 190's go

History

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Media

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See also

External links

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Germany fighters
Heinkel  He 51 A-1 · He 51 B-1 · He 51 B-2 /Hydroplane · He 51 C-1 · He 51 C-1 /Late
  He 112 V-5 · He 112 A-0 · He 112 B-0 · He 112 B-1/U2 · He 112 B-2/U2
  He 100 D-1
Messerschmitt  Flegel's Bf 109 A · Bf 109 B-1 Late
  Bf 109 E-1 · Bf 109 E-3 · Bf 109 E-4 · Bf 109 E-7/U2
  Bf 109 F-1 · Bf 109 F-2 · Bf 109 F-4 · Bf 109 F-4/trop
  Bf 109 G-2/trop · Bf 109 G-2 · Bf 109 G-6 · Bf 109 G-10 · Bf 109 G-14 · Bf 109 K-4
Focke-Wulf  Fw 190 A-1 · Fw 190 A-4 · Fw 190 A-5 · Fw 190 A-5/U12 · Fw 190 A-5/U2 · Fw 190 A-8 · Fw 190 C · Fw 190 F-8 · Fw 190 D-9 · Fw 190 D-12 · Fw 190 D-13
  Ta 152 H-1 · Ta 152 C-3
Fiat  ▀CR.42 Falco · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 Freccia serie 2 · ▀G.50 Freccia AS serie 7
Macchi  ▀C.200 Saetta serie 3 · ▀C.200 Saetta serie 7 · ▀C.202 Folgore
Trophies  ▀P-47D Thunderbolt · ▀Tempest Mk V · ▀Yak-1B · ▀La-5FN